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2025

February


Latest  events . . .

SLSA events

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions, Nottingham: call for abstracts 

Other events

International Law in the UK: A troubled relationship?, University of Worcester: call for papers  

Comparative Perspectives on Migration Attitudes and Behaviours: Causes, consequences, interventions, Oxford

Leverhulme Seminar 1: Multi-examination on “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of proof, Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Leverhulme Seminar 2: How ChatGPT and other AI technologies will change legal practice and legal education, Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Leverhulme Guest Lecture: Asynchronous trials, Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Leverhulme Seminar 3: The shadow effect of the rules of evidence on ADR, Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Critical Legal Conference, Lund, Sweden: Critical Nordic Colonial Legal Histories stream: call for papers

Summer School: Law and technology, London

Summer School: Public international law, online and London

Roundtable on Forced Scam Labour and Human Trafficking, online

16th Annual SOAS Law PhD Colloquium, SOAS and online: call for papers extended

Workshop for PhD candidates: Ius ad bellum and ius in bello, UWE Bristol: call for abstracts

Best Interests Decision-Making in Clinical and Legal Practice, Bristol

(Re-) Drawing Borders: When and where was the United Kingdom?, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: call for papers

Pluralism, Decolonisation and Socio-Legal Studies, online from Centre of Law and Society, Cardiff


2024


May

Contemporary Challenges in Migration Research

Date: 17 May 2024

Venue: Ulster University Belfast

See announcement and flyer for details of this event which is funded via the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Futures of Social Justice

Date: 17 May 2023

Venue: Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds

See website for details.

2024 Goldsmiths Law Annual Human Rights Symposium & Lecture

Date: 17 May 2024

Venue: Goldsmiths, Universiyt of London

See website for details.

Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Senses of Law

Dates: 17–18 May 2024

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

See website for details.

Deepfakes and the Law: registration now open

Date: 20 May 2024

Venue: City, University of London, Northampton Square Campus

See website for details. 

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NCRM Annnual Lecture: New challenges that AI poses to the sciences of society

Date: 21 May 2024

Venue: The Royal Society, London 

Speaker: Professor Noortje Marres, University of Warwick

See website for details.

Law Commission Project Launch Event: Domestic homicide defences

Date: 21–22 May 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This Law Commission event is hosted by the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and the Gendered Violence and Abuse. See, poster, programme and website for details.

Housing: Is anywhere in the UK getting it right?

Date: 22 May 2024

Venue: AcSS online event

See website for details. This event is part of the AcSS Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence Project.

A Very British Conspiracy: The Shrewsbury 24 and the Campaign for Justice

Date: 23 May 2024

Venue: Working Class Movement Library, Salford

See website for details. 

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The MacDermott Lecture 2024: The rule of law in a time of democratic decay

Date: 26 May 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast 

Speaker: Fiona de Londras, Barber Professor of Jurisprudence, Birmingham Law School, and Honorary Professor, Australian National University College of Law

See website for details.

McGill BLP SGI Transformative Business Law Summer Academy

Dates: 26–31 May 2024

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

See announcement and website for details. 

Using Creative Research Methods

Dates: 28–29 May 2024

Venue: University of Southampton 

Organised by the National Centre for Research Methods. See website for details.

Comparative Perspectives on Migration Attitudes and Behaviours: Causes, consequences, interventions

Dates: 28–29 May 2024

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

See website for details.

Everyday Ambassadors: Lessons from Socio-Legal Studies for a Fractured World

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: Buttery, Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Annelise Riles

See website for details of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies' Annual Lecture.

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CSLS Annual Socio-Legal Lecture: Everyday ambassadors – lessons from a fractured world

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Annelise Riles

See announcement and invitation for details.

The Underworlds Series: The Wild/Feral as Site of Global Dis/Ordering

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: online from Queen Mary University of London

See website for details.

Domesticating Environment: Industrial Property and Loss of the Planetary

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: University of Edinburgh

See website for details.

The Post Office & their Lawyers: the Horizon scandal & professional ethics

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: Strathclyde School of Law

Speaker: Professor Richard Moorhead

See website for details.

Leverhulme Seminar 1: Multi-examination on “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of proof

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Guest speaker: Professor Henry Zhuhao Wang, Florida State University College of Law

See announcement for details.

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Pluralism, Decolonisation and Socio-Legal Studies

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: online from Centre of Law and Society, Cardiff

Speaker: Bharat Malkani, Cardiff University

See flyer for details.

Law's Knowledge in Times of a Changing Climate

Date: 30 May 2024

Venue: CSLS, Wolfson College, Oxford

Speakers: Chris Decker, Lisa Voelzmann and Bettina Lange

See announcemnent and invitation for details.

Leverhulme Guest Lecture: Asynchronous trials

Date: 31 May 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Guest speaker: Professor Henry Zhuhao Wang, Florida State University College of Law

See announcement for details.

Towards Improved Reproductive Health Outcomes for Women in Australia: What can be learned from Argentina’s human rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive rights?

Date: 31 May 2024

Venue: hybrid from Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong 

See announcement for details.

Only Yes means Yes: Affirmative consent and the law

Date: 31 May 2024

Venue: Jesus College, Cambridge

See website for details.

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June

Leverhulme Seminar 2: How ChatGPT and other AI technologies will change legal practice and legal education

Date: 5 June 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Guest speaker: Professor Henry Zhuhao Wang, Florida State University College of Law

See announcement for details.

Europe Twenty Years after the 2004 Enlargement of the EU: Vices, virtues, and future challenges 

Dates: 6–7 June 2024

Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 

See announcement for details of this 3rd Annual Nomos Conference. 

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

Dates: 5–7 June 2024

Venue: São Paulo, Brazil

See website for details. 

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2024

Dates: 6–9 June 2024

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

Theme: 'Unsettling Territories: Tradition and Revolution in Law and Society'

See website for details. 

Bar Conference 2024

Date: 8 June 2024

Venue: Convene, Bishopsgate, London

See website for details.

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In the Thick of Images: Law, history and the visual

Dates: 10–11 June 2024

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

See website for details. 

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar 2024: The future for liberal ideals: how far should political rights of free speech and public protest tolerate intolerance?

Dates: 11–12 June 2024

Venue: UCLAN, Preston

See website for details. 

(Re)building Trust in the Police

Date: 12 June 2024

Venue: AcSS online event

See website for details. This event is part of the AcSS Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence Project.

Workshop: Legal struggles on Indigenous land rights in Sápmi

Dates: 12–13 June 2024

Venue: School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

See website for details. 

16th Annual SOAS Law PhD Colloquium: call for papers 

Date: 14 June 2024

Venue: SOAS University of London and online

See announcement for details. Call extended to: 24 May 2024.

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Flashpoints Conference: Law, human rights and religion

Date: 17 June 2024

Venue: Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Rights and Justice, Nottingham Trent University and online

See website for details.

Early Modern Legal Records: Equity and Conciliar Courts

Date: 18–19 June 2024

Venue: National Archives, Richmond

See webpages for details: 18 June & 19 June

Shifting Dynamics in Medical Law: New spaces, temporalities and actors

Date: 19 June 2024

Venue: in-person event, Manchester Metropolitan University

See announcement for details. 

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions

Date: 19 June 2022

Venue: University of Nottingham

See website and announcement for details. This event is funded via the SLSA Seminar Competition

Crimes of Domination: invitaiton for expressions of interest

Date: 19 June 2024

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Seminar hosted by Northumbria University’s Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies. See announcement for details. Call closes: 20 May 2024.

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Collaborative Workshop for PhD Candidates and Early Career Academics in Public Law, Labour Law, Migration & Asylum, and Human Rights: call for papers

Date: 20 June 2024

Venue: Durham University

See announcement for details. This event is sponsored by the Society for Legal Scholars. Call closes: 16 May 2024.

Digital justice and online harms in the context of the Online Safety Act

Date 24 June 2024

Venue: University of Suffolk, Ipswich

See website for details.

PAST Records Workshop - High Court of Admiralty

Date: 25 June 2024

Venue: National Archives, Richmond

See website for details.

Pre-charge bail and Release Under Investigation (RUI)

Date: 26 June 2024

Venue: Woburn House, Central London

This seminar will discuss the findings of a research project to examine the impact of changes in the law on pre-charge bail and reflect on their implications for law, policy and practice. See website for details.

WG Hart Workshop 2024: 'Historicising jurisprudence: person, community, form'

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London

See announcement for details.

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Workshop: Marking 100 years of the ban on cameras in courtrooms

Date: 21 June 2024

Venue: SOAS University of London

See announcement for details. 

Best Interests Decision-Making in Clinical and Legal Practice

Date: 24 June 2024

Venue: Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol

See website for details. Organise by the BABEL (Balancing Best Interests in Healthcare Ethics and Law) Wellcome Trust-funded project.

ALT Annual Seminar: Community and purpose in the law school

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details.

Social Sciences for Democracy

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

See website for details. 

NCRM summer school: 'Large and Complex Social Surveys – New Horizons': open for applications

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: University of Edinburgh

See website for details. Applications are open for this free event, but places are limited.

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July

Kafka’s imprint on Law and the Arts, 100 Years since The Trial

Date: July 2024 (tbc)

Venue: University of Southampton

See website for details. 

Summer School: Law and technology

Dates: 1–5 July 2024

Venue: Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London

See website for details of this British Institute of International and Comparative Law event.

Agricultural Pesticides vs Food Sustainability: A need to produce ground-breaking knowledge from an interdisciplinary and dialoguing perspective

Dates: 3–4 July 2024

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. 

British Legal History Conference 2024: Insiders and outsiders in the history of law

Dates: 3–6 July 2024

Venue: University of Bristol Law School

Booking is now open. See website for details. 

IVR Congress 2024

Date: 7–12 July 2024

Venue: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Theme: The Rule of Law, Justice and the Future of Democracy

See website and poster for details. 

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Law’s Filmy Imaginations about the South Asian History of Queerness

Date: 8 July 2024

Venue: Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Speaker: Swethaa Ballakrishnen

See website for details.

Roundtable on Forced Scam Labour and Human Trafficking

Date: 9 July 2024

Venue: online Interpol event

See announcement for details.

Workshop for PhD candidates: Ius ad bellum and ius in bello: call for abstracts

Date: 9 July 2024

Venue: Bristol Law School, UWE Bristol

See website for details. Organised by Research in Public and International Law (RIPIL). Call closes: 9 June 2024. Deadline for the non-presenting attendee registration: 30 June 2024.

Leverhulme Seminar 3: The shadow effect of the rules of evidence on ADR

Date: 10 July 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Guest speaker: Professor Henry Zhuhao Wang, Florida State University College of Law

See announcement for details.

British Academy Summer Showcase

Dates: 12–13 July 2024

Venue: British Academy, London 

See website for details.

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Summer School: Public international law

Dates: 15–19 July 2024

Venue: BIICL, Russel Square, London, and online

See website for details of this British Institute of International and Comparative Law event.

'Law in an Age of Permacrisis': International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law Annual Round Table 2024

Dates: 16–17 July 2024

Venue: Keele University 

See website for details. 

Workshop: Modern Legal Records: Civil Justice & Society in England & Wales, 1840-1985

Date: 16 July 2024

Venue: National Archives, Richmond

See website for details.

International Legal Ethics Conference 2024

Dates: 17–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme: Legal Professionals in a Digitalising World

See website for details. 

German Association of Law and Economics 21st Meeting

Dates: 18–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Hamburg, Germany

See website for details. There is also an experimental workshop for junior scholars on 17 July which is open for registration.

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4th Asian Legal History Conference

Dates: 25–26 July 2024

Venue: University of Law, Hue, Viet Nam

See announcement for details. 

Is There Hope for Equality Law? 11th Annual Conference of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination

Dates: 26–28 July 2024

Venue: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Bangalore, India

Hosted by NLSIU and The Oxford Human Rights Hub. See website for details. 

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August

World Congress of Philosophy 2024: SAFI Roundtable on women in legal philosophy

Dates: 1–8 August 2024

Venue: La Sapienza, Rome

See webpage for details.

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 September

Society of Legal Scholars

Dates: 3–5 September 2024

Venue: University of Bristol

See website for details. 

Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Conference 2024 Representing Law

Dates: 3–6 September 2024

Venue: Bangor University, North Wales

See website

Social Hierarchies in Catastrophic Times: International law, critique, and structural change

Dates: 3–7 September 2024

Venue: Kochi, Kerala, India

See website for details. 

Féminisme, droit et citoyenneté II/Feminism, Law and Citizenship II

Dates: 8–10 September 2024

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

See announcement for details. 

Transport: Bridging the gap between research evidence and political/public action

Date: 10 September 2024

Venue: AcSS online event

See website for details. This event is part of the AcSS Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence Project.

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Consent: 5th SAFI Annual Conference 

Dates: 10–12 September 2024

Venue: University of Glasgow

See website for details. 

MethodsCon: Futures: call for contributions

Dates: 12–13 September 2024

Venue: University of Manchester

See website for details. 

Empirical Research Methods in Advancing Legal Knowledge Conference

Date: 17 September 2024

Venue: Northumbria Law School

See announcement for details. 

Critical Legal Conference: Critical Nordic Colonial Legal Histories stream: call for papers

Dates: 16–18 September 2024

Venue: Lund, Sweden

See announcement for details. Call closes: 6 June 2024.

Human Rights in Migration Societies: Exploring the Intersection of Human Rights and Migration in Law, Politics, and Everyday Life

Dates: 18–20 September 2024

Venue: Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

See announcement and website for details.

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Epistolary International Law Workshop: call for papers

Date: 26 September 2024

Venue: LSE, London

See announcement for details. Closing date: 31 May 2024.

Human Rights and Northern Ireland

Date: 27 September 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. 

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October

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History

Dates: 24–26 October 2024

Venue: San Francisco, USA

See website for details. 

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November

International Law in the UK: A troubled relationship?: call for papers 

Date: 8 November 2024

Venue: in-person at University of Worcester

See call for papers & details, abstract submission and registration.

Histories of Sexuality in the Time of Crisis Workshop

Dates: 8–9 November 2024

Venue: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

See website for details. 

Ninth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants

Dates: 8–14 November 2024

Venue: Kolkata, India

See announcement for details. 


December

Common Law Forms in Civil Law Asia, Australian National University

Dates: 5–7 December 2024

Venue: Australian National University, Canberra

See announcement for details. 

Asian Law and Society Association Early Career/Junior Scholar Workshop: call for applications 

Date: 12 December 2024

Venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

See announcement for details. Call closes: 24 June 2024. This event immediately precedes the one below.

(Re-) Drawing Borders: When and where was the United Kingdom?: call for papers

Dates: 12–14 December 2024

Venue: Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

See invitation for details. Call closes: 6 June 2024.

Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting: call for papers and panels

Dates: 13–14 December 2024

Venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Theme: Whose Law, Whose Voices? Constructing Legal Stories in Asia

See announcement for details. Call closes: 24 June 2024.


2025


January

Commission on Legal Pluralism: An international course on legal pluralism: call for applications

Dates: 8–11 January 2025

Venue: Universitas Indonesia Law School, Jakarta, Indonesia

See flyer for details. Closing date for applications: 10 June 2024.

Commission on Legal Pluralism: The Transformative Power of Legal Pluralism?: call for papers

Dates: 13–15 January 2025

Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

See website for details. Call closes: 5 July 2024.


February

2nd Conference of the Swiss Network for Law and Society: call for panel proposals

Dates: 10–12 February 2025

Venue: Institute of Social Anthropology, UniS, University of Bern, Switzerland

See website for details. Call closes: 1 June 2024.

 

 

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